When I first moved overseas fifteen years ago, I was told over and over, “You are going into a new culture. Be a learner. You don’t know this culture. Be a learner.” Over and over…
At IDEAS, we value and believe that community is formed by intentional relationships, and is the context in which we collaborate, work, serve and care.
“Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing, some have entertained angels without knowing it.”
One of the challenges of living in a new culture is that things often don’t make sense. Why do local people act in ways that aren’t logical? Why do they look at me strangely when I act in perfectly normal ways?